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Old 01-21-08, 11:22 PM   #1
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http://www.boatboys.com/stku378skeeterzx185.htm .....give me your opinons on that boat.....thats the one i have been eyeballing.....weidner21
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Old 01-22-08, 02:05 AM   #2
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i didn't think that the ZX said skeeter down the side, i thought the SX did. anyways, good looking boat.
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Old 01-22-08, 10:32 AM   #3
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Clean boat.Looks fish ready.....
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Old 01-22-08, 05:44 PM   #4
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Nice looking ride. Seems a little high for a 99'.
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Old 01-22-08, 09:12 PM   #5
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Have a compression check and a leakdown test done before you buy at THERE cost. If nothing is wrong with the motor they wont mind doing it and you will have great info on what condition the motor is. Boat looks super and price is right. Thats the main reason for the comp check and leakdown test.
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Old 01-22-08, 09:19 PM   #6
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that is the xo66 yamaha a carbed v-6 which will CHUG gas. but it will haul azz for sure.. it is rare that skeeter puts a 150 on an 18 foot boat.. they tend to underpower there boats more than any boat company i seen..

i totally dislike skeeter boats. so you don't want my opinion..

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Old 01-22-08, 10:00 PM   #7
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nice looking boat,,,good luck. just get use to those stratos's passing ya
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Old 01-22-08, 11:19 PM   #8
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There is no way any stratus is going to pass my skeeter.
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Old 01-22-08, 11:42 PM   #9
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I looked at the exact same boat. Nice looking, a little high I'd think for that year/model though. Definitely get the compression test, rods/arms, leakdown, etc., done before a purchase. No need to put off a few well-worth dollars to have a breakdwon on the water.

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Old 01-23-08, 10:16 AM   #10
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Good looking boat ,I agree a little pricey for a '99 and I would prefer a 20 ft.I'd have it checked out real good.
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Old 01-23-08, 10:30 AM   #11
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Two things...first, the description says it is a dual console boat, but the photos show a single console. If they messed up on something that obvious, I would double check everything else.

Second, I don't know where you fish, but that is a rough riding boat. Skeeters are known for it. The new i series boats are much better, but at close to 60 grand, they had better be. Invest in a good kidney belt if you are going to spend any time on big water.
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Old 01-23-08, 12:59 PM   #12
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There is no way any stratus is going to pass my skeeter.
i know it's kinda hard for ya skeeter guy's to tell what brand just went by ya,,,the statos's are the big blurry ones,,,thats why we call'em skeetereeter's
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Old 01-23-08, 06:21 PM   #13
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i agree with bass daddy here..

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Old 01-23-08, 08:28 PM   #14
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cant go wrong with a stratos
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Old 01-23-08, 08:37 PM   #15
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heehee,,thanks zooker, basskicker,.....it's always nice to hear a couple of amen's , court adjourned!!!!!
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Old 01-23-08, 09:00 PM   #16
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dawg i have had nothing but fun with my stratos. with the boat it self i have had ZERO problems and i use the hell out of it.. it has had encounters with 3 deer 2 dogs 5 cats and a spare tire-in a pear tree-...

i even did some umm tinkering with the moter.. and have run 41.2 gps with a 50 horse yammer on a 16 foot glass boat. try getting this some time with a STOCK power head,which mine is..

love my lil stratos will likely buy another..

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Old 01-23-08, 09:11 PM   #17
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thats great stuff there zooker,,i feel the same way about ours,,would do it again,i haven't done any tinkering to it ,,,still under warranty,have been looking at those stageIII kits for later on,,,it kinda reminds me of the muscle car day's with all the hot rod add-ons,know what i mean
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Old 01-23-08, 09:56 PM   #18
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the hydro tech kit called phase 2 plus -thats called the phase 3 kit- it will boost your horse power by 30 horse minimum.. those guys got hammers figured out for sure..

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Old 01-23-08, 11:05 PM   #19
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LMAO!!!! You stratos boys got another thing coming in late March and most of the folks out there prollay aint never heard of one but ifn I get on the same water you will know what its like to be passed and wonder ifn ya are even moving ait that right old buddy ZOOK. By the way got 3 more to pick up .................right now I got 9 I beleive that will be sent out in the next few days. Hope ta enjoy.
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Old 01-24-08, 11:28 PM   #20
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so those are statos'I have flying by me???
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Old 01-25-08, 12:22 AM   #21
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2002 skeet zx250 um 76.9 gps you stratboys dont let the rooster tail sink ya zooooooooooom!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Old 01-26-08, 08:48 AM   #22
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That is a great looking boat, I agree with the price being too high. Who the hell cares which one is faster ? I am usually out there with the trolling motor down and fishing.I ain't at all interested in running fast, just rather be out there fishing . Lmao.... P N J
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Old 01-27-08, 08:20 AM   #23
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I care about speed I always have even before I fished thats what I am into the RUSH is as good as catchin a 8 pound bass.
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Old 01-28-08, 12:37 PM   #24
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Um speed is important last one to the spot gets the dinks
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That is the biggest crock of sh!t, I have ever heard. You mean to tell me , that on those Southern lakes, you all have to run to the same damned spot to fish ? There ain't no fish any where else, but one spot on the entire lake ? It ain't got nothing to do with being there first in order to catch the biggest fish. It's all about the grand illusions thought up to justify buying a fast watersled. It's about being a speed freak, catching fish takes a back seat to being a speed freak.Lmao....P N J

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